The StealthStation ENT works by generating an electromagnetic field around the target patients’ anatomy during surgery so instrument positioning can be dynamically tracked, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said.
“The intraoperative use of computer-aided surgery is very helpful to assist the surgeon in clarifying complex anatomy during sinus and skull base surgery. It provides an added level of assurance and may allow for a more thorough sinus procedure,” Dr. Joseph Raviv of Chicago’s NorthShore University HealthSystem said in a prepared statement.
The StealthStation ENT is designed to provide improved visualization to surgeons, and offers features including virtual endoscopy, which allows for simualted views of inaccessible sinus cavities and personalized surgery practice.
“Our goal is to improve outcomes for ENT patients by delivering innovative, market-leading products and solutions. StealthStation ENT is one of the ways Medtronic continues to expand the boundaries of what’s possible with ENT navigation,” ENT biz GM Vince Racano said in a press release.
In April, Medtronic said it launched the next-gen S8 version of its StealthStation neurosurgical intraoperative imaging and navigation system, which includes upgrades to its software interface, a 2-cart platform design and electromagnetic technology.